I'd love to say that 2015 started and everything immediately changed, but to be honest, the first week or two of January 2015 were just as bad as 2014. Jamie tried to tell me that we just had to get through the last of bad stuff, but I felt like the year was doomed right off the bat. Turns out Jamie was right (don't tell him) because January 2015 was actually the start of some great things.
I broke my vow to not make New Year's resolutions. I did make some resolutions this year. I made them quietly, in my head, and did not share them right away. But now that I'm making progress on them, I feel like it's okay to let them out. So here goes nothing.
My Resolutions for 2015
1. To get back into the health and fitness industry.
2. To become a Les Mills instructor (especially for BodyJam).
3. To get back to my goal weight and help others do the same.
When I made this list, my idea of getting back into the health and fitness industry and help people reach their weight loss goals was going back to Weight Watchers. I have missed being a Weight Watchers Leader so much for the past few years and I was set on getting back to it. But the reality is, a lot of things need to happen in order for me to be a Leader again. I need to get back to my own goal weight first, which will take months of hard work - it's work I'm ready to do, but it's not easy, and it won't happen overnight. Plus, it would mean needing to find a Weight Watchers center that needs Leaders, and making those meetings work with my ever changing schedule with Disney. That's an obstacle that is much harder to overcome than my weight because it's something I don't really have control over.
Meanwhile, something came onto my radar that I was very intrigued by: a Beachbody program called 21 Day Fix. The program combines 30 minute daily workouts with a simple nutrition plan centered around clean eating. And when I say simple, I mean simple. The nutrition plan comes with color coded containers for different food groups (green for veggies, purple for fruits, etc.) and guidelines on what goes into each container. Once you understand what food goes in what container, the premise is easy: if it fits into the container, you can eat it. The 21 days is so that the workouts and the clean eating become a habit. It's not a cleanse, it's not a crazy crash diet, it's not one of those things that makes you cry and binge eat cake later.